Grandel Theatre

The historic Grandel Theatre, located in the heart of the Grand Center Arts District has been recently renovated and will host a multitude of artistic endeavors including main stage productions, visual art exhibits, resident-offered dance …

Reviews of Labute Festival I; On Golden Pond; All Shook Up!; A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum; others: June 20, 2017

(1) LABUTE NEW THEATER FESTIVAL: SET ONE, at St. Louis Actors' Studio; (2) ON GOLDEN POND, by Ernest Thompson, at Insight Theatre Company; (3) ALL SHOOK UP!, by Joe DiPietro, at The Muny; (4) A …

Review of Disney’s The Little Mermaid at The Muny; interview with Bruce Longworth: July 6, 2017

First, Bob Wilcox reviews DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID, by Alan Mencken, Howard Ashman, Glenn Slater, & Doug Wright, at The Muny. Then Bob and Gerry Kowarsky interview Bruce Longworth, who recently directed THE WINTER'S TALE …

Shakespeare Festival 2017: Diversity in Plot and Players

This year's Shakespeare Festival St. Louis features "The Winter's Tale." But the players telling that tale have their own story to share about diversity and the classics. Paul Schankman shows us how this year's cast …

Reviews of Joseph/Dreamcoat, Titus, Next to Normal, Monsters, The Sweet Smell of Success, others: June 22, 2017

(1) JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, by Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice, at Stages St. Louis, (2) TITUS, by W.A. Mozart & Pietro Metastasio, at Opera Theatre of St. Louis, (3) NEXT TO …

Theatre Crawl interview and reviews of The Winter’s Tale, Crossin’ Over, The Trial, The Grapes of Wrath, and Time Flies: June 8, 2017.

Interview on the Grand Center Theatre Crawl after reviews of (1) THE WINTER’S TALE, by William Shakespeare, at Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, (2) CROSSIN’ OVER, by Ron Himes and Charles Creath, at The Black Rep, …

The First Secret City

The First Secret City traces St. Louis' role in the development of the atomic bomb and the residual radioactive waste that remains an issue here.

Off-Broadway Comes to Westport Plaza

The new management at the Playhouse@Westport Plaza thinks the future of that venue is presenting tours of Off-Broadway shows. Paul Schankman shows us some of the productions coming soon and why the producers think Off-Broadway …

Reviews of Madame Butterfly, 4000 Miles, Honor Student, A Human Being Died That Night, First Impressions, others: May 25, 2017

Reviews of (1) MADAME BUTTERFLY, by Giacomo Puccini, at Opera Theatre of St. Louis, (2) 4000 MILES, by Amy Herzog, at The New Jewish Theatre, (3) HONOR STUDENT, by Michael Erickson, at Tesseract Theatre, (4) …

Reviews of Small Craft Warnings, Will Mr. Merriweather Return from Memphis, Deseo, Born Yesterday, others, May. 11, 2017.

Reviews of (1) SMALL CRAFT WARNINGS, by Tennessee Williams, at the Tennessee Williams Festival–St. Louis, (2) WILL MR. MERRIWEATHER RETURN FROM MEMPHIS?, by Tennessee Williams, at the T. Williams Festival–St. Louis, (3) DESEO, by Raquel …

Reviews of Dancing at Lughnasa; August: Osage County; The Lion King; Oedipus Apparatus; twelfth period; others, Apr. 27, 2017

Reviews of (1) DANCING AT LUGHNASA, by Brian Friel, at Mustard Seed Theatre, (2) AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, by Tracy Letts, at St Louis Actors' Studio, (3) THE LION KING, by Elton John & Tim Rice, …

Reviews of Seven Guitars, Sweeney Todd, The Comedy of Errors, Love Letters, Sex with Strangers, others, Apr. 13, 2017

Reviews of (1) SEVEN GUITARS, by August Wilson, at The Black Rep, (2) SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET, by Stephen Sondheim & Hugh Wheeler, at Stray Dog Theatre, (3) THE COMEDY OF …

Reviews of Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, A View from the Bridge, Macbeth, others: Mar. 17, 2017

Reviews of (1) LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR AND GRILL, by Lanie Robertson, at Max & Louie Productions; (2) DISENCHANTED, at the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza; (3) INTO THE WOODS, by Stephen Sondheim & James …

Reviews of Kill a Mockingbird; Something Rotten!; The Way We Get By; A Doll’s House; others: Feb. 16, 2017.

Reviews of (1) TO KILL A MOCKING BIRD, by Christopher Sergel, at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis; (2) SOMETHING ROTTEN, by John O’Farrell & Karey & Wayne Kirkpatrick, at the Fox Theatre; (3) PUMP …

Reviews of Constellations, Intimate Apparel, Yasmina’s Necklace, Bravura, others: Feb. 2, 2017.

Reviews of (1) CONSTELLATIONS, by Nick Payne, at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis; (2) INTIMATE APPAREL, by Lynn Nottage, at The New Jewish Theatre; (3) LA CENERENTOLA, by Gioachino Rossini, at at Winter Opera …

Reviews of An American in Paris, All My Sons, Lines in the Dust, others: Jan. 19, 2017.

The latest episode of Two on the Aisle. Review of (1) AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, by George & Ira Gershwin and Craig Lucas, at the Fox, (2) ALL MY SONS, by Arthur Miller, at the …

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Date: April 18, 2015 Time: 10:00am